Chalion Index. This page provides links to all the pages on this site which relate to Lois McMaster Bujold’s new fantasy universe, as created in The Curse of. The Curse of Chalion (Chalion series) [Lois McMaster Bujold] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril. Chalion Wiki (aka 5GodsWiki) is a collaborative website to explores the universe of the Five Gods, as revealed by author Lois McMaster Bujold.

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I loved this book so much and for so many reasons that I wish there bujolr a 6-star rating. And the villains who are just as much tragic victims of their fate as anyone else.

This is my first book by Ms. The life and future of both Iselle and her entire blighted House of Chalion lie in dire peril.

The Curse of Chalion

Even so – “The Curse of Chalion” isn’t slow-paced but alertly introspective. The Curse of Chalion is the story of a man beaten by war chlaion betrayals, vicissitudes of life. War blights the landscape. His old noble patroness finds a use for him as secretary-tutor to her granddaughter, the year-old Royesse Princess Iselle – half-sister to Orico, Roya King of Chalion – and her companion, year-old Lady Betriz.

The pacing reminded me a bit of Assassin’s Apprenticeso you if you enjoyed those books, you may enjoy Executive Summary: This one however, did not disapoint.

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Cazaril endured and comes out of it humbled, though is ultimately redeemed through his honor and courage. Prayer is a dangerous business. Pretty realistic, chalioon Iselle comes from a culture not our own, one in which political alliances are what royal marriages are for.


Men always have a choice – if not whether, then how, they may endure. Refresh and try again. She quickly settles on Bergon dy Ibranewly made the Heir of Ibra.

I’m kind of squeamish on the medical stuff though, and I really couldn’t get past bjjold, even though the rest of the story was fantastic. It is a fantasy story with an original feel and with a truly unique main character.

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Basically i think Bujold can certainly write. The mad woman who turns out to be far more interesting than that description would suggest. The notion of a political arranged marriage is one that romance writers have their virginal nubile martyrs react to by throwing themselves on their beds in weeping fits chapion awaiting their dashing knight to crash his steed through a window in a breathtaking rescue.

Once a soldier and a lord, Cazaril is now almost to the end of his rope, destitute, friendless, and betrayed. But aside from him getting sucked back into politics, it doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Castillar Lupe dy Cazaril is your diamond in this story.

But truly my quibbles were few and minor. Humor is less prominent in this book than in other Bujold stories, but it works its way nicely into the fabric.

The next day, Cazaril realizes the curse has not lifted; instead it has spread to include Bergon as well. For instance most writers use chalioon as a way of developing the characters. They return and meet Iselle in Taryoon, a day’s journey away from Cardegoss. Cazeril is a war veteran at the age of just The wider reaching politics were pretty predictable while the plot was often strung together by divine intervention and mysterious curses.


The names, for one thing. The contrast between how behaves Cazaril, and Miles Vorkosigan Vorkosigan is one of the three examples that the pro-life can be used in the world of fantasy against abortion, because he was born with a physical disability, other examples are Bujoold of the universe of the Dragonlance cjalion of a violation although it seems that in the end it wasn’t for bothand “crepusculo” Rynesme that have it meant the the death of a mother.

But contemporary religious traditions offer much influence as well. He is saved from poverty by getting offered the job of tutor to the teenaged princess, Iselle, and older companion and cousin, Betriz. As conclusion is an outstanding novel about the role of the gods, and its role in addressing evil, and because there is evil and suffering in the world.

Sin duda, una gran aventura. We see Cazaril slowly start to anchor himself in the tumultuous sea bjuold court politics and divine curses. Still emotionally and psychologically scarred by his recent POW slave experiences, and deeply vindictive towards the dy Jironals for their role chlaion it, Cazaril takes a bold step and utilizes some chapion magic to thwart the marriage.

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